The chances of getting serious injuries in a car accident are high, and as such incurring high medical bills in the process. Remember, some of these injuries may cause lifelong effects. In a serious car accident, a person may also have to deal with chronic pains. Serious injuries will surely affect a person’s ability to work – sometimes for a while and in other cases forever. This is where you need the services of a professional car accident attorney who can fight for you and ensure you get the compensation you deserve from the at-fault party.
To get the compensation and the help you need, get in touch with a Marietta car accident lawyer. Fighting for accident victims is our law firm’s main objective and it will always be. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you do not have to worry about paying for the legal fees. That is because we only get paid when we win the compensation claim. Let’s not forget that we offer free and non-obligatory initial consultation services. Get in touch with our highly skilled Marietta personal injury attorneys for your free consultation today by calling our offices at Calvin Smith Law through (404) 383-7552.
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Who Will Pay My Car Accident Compensation?
Georgia is an at-fault state. What does this mean? Well, it simply means that the person or party responsible for the car accident is liable for paying compensation to the injured victim and damaged property. This is why it is paramount to determine the party at-fault before filing for compensation. A fault is assigned by taking a concept known as Negligence into account. Negligence in this instant refers to a third party or a driver who did not take reasonable care to prevent the accident.
All drivers in Marietta, Georgia, are required by law to take reasonable care while driving. This generally involves, following all traffic rules, use safe driving practice, and others. As such, any driver that does not follow the law and their action leads to an accident; such a driver is at-fault due to negligence. With this in mind, the insurance company covering such a driver is supposed to pay the victim.
Will That At-Fault Party’s Insurance Company Cover My Damages?
Generally, the insurance provider of the at-fault driver for the car accident is supposed to pay the victims, because their insurance policy covers accidents. Although this is the case, many insurance companies are not always ready or willing to pay accident victims, intending to maximize their profits. For this reason, they will either deny or reduce the compensation amount to a victim’s claim.
This is why it is wise to contact a highly skilled Marietta car accident attorney immediately.
An experienced lawyer will first take a look at what the insurance company is offering and then take action if the amount is not satisfying. For this to be possible, the lawyer will have to create a strong legal case against the driver at-fault. Remember, what an insurance company may offer a victim, sometimes it may not be enough to cover medical expenses. This is why it is wise not to accept what the insurance company is offering until you speak to our lawyer. Remember, the moment you accept the amount they are offering, you cannot ask for more.
Our lawyers fully know the tricks insurance companies use to reduce a victim’s compensation amount. As such, by seeking our services, our attorney will ensure you get what you deserve and avoid these tricks. The attorney will send you to physicians experienced in diagnosing accident victims. The physician will then provide information regarding the treatments a victim needs and the amount it will cost. This and other steps will ensure you get the amount you deserve.
What Happens If The Driver Responsible For The Accident Does Not Have Insurance Cover?
Lawyers will consider different options when it comes to seeking compensation. For example, the lawyer may request the courts to order the at-fault driver to pay you in installments or even draw another insurance coverage. Although the method of applying an order may take time, eventually you will get what you deserve.
What Kind Of Injuries Will A Car Accident Claim Cover?
The best thing is that compensation covers all injuries caused by an accident. A good lawyer will ensure a car accident victim will get compensation for the following injuries:
- Head injuries
- Joint, limbs, or figure damage
- Cuts and stitches
- Internal damages that may demand surgery
- Smoke inhalation
It is wise to seek immediate medical attention after a car accident, even if at the moment of the accident you feel fine or uninjured. That is because some symptoms may take some time before manifesting. In other words, a day after the accident, you may begin to feel nausea, pains, and other symptoms or signs. Also, it is never a good idea to ignore any signs or symptoms you may have after an accident, even if the sings feel common.
What Other Damages Can A Car Accident Claim Cover?
Of course! Compensation will cover all damages incurred in a car accident. Aside from medical expenses; there are 2 types of damages a compensation claim will cover and that is:
- Physical (seen) damages, like car repair, lost income, property damage, and so on.
- Non-physical (unseen) damages, like the experience, pain and suffering, mental trauma, and so on.
When it comes to non-physical damages, the estimated amount generally depends on the severity of the accident and often makes up a large majority of the compensation. Remember, you have the right to receive this type of compensation. However, in most cases, the insurance company will not include them in their first offer. Although non-physical compensation will not do anything to do away with the effects of traumatic injury, they play a huge role in reducing the effects of the losses experienced like a severed limb, pain, handicap, and others.
What Should I Do If I Have Lost A Loved One In A Car Accident?
If a loved one died in a car accident, then you or your family members have the right to seek compensation. In this case, the compensation amount will cover the funeral cost, lost wages, loss of a partner, and others. Just like in any other compensation, the other parties will try as much as possible to reduce the amount of compensation in wrongful death cases. Also, in this situation, it is wise to contact a lawyer immediately.
Contact Our Marietta Car Accident Lawyers To Learn How We Can Help
Our injury law firm in Marietta is always ready to receive your call and fight for your rights. Our main goal is helping those victims who are trying to put their lives back together after a car accident. By seeking our service, you will not pay anything until we win you the compensation you rightfully deserve. Contact us today through (404) 383-7552 for a free consultation.